Dexter Grist Mill

How the colonists got their carbs

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Take a tour of the weathered, circa-1640 Dexter Grist Mill in Sandwich and fill your senses with living history and the scent of fresh-ground corn meal — the same stuff that fueled the settlement back in the day. Water-driven wooden gears power a 54-inch French burl millstone.

The building rumbles as it churns out the same daily grind that fed factory workers during the glass-making heyday of the 1800s. It closed in 1881, sitting idle until it was opened as a tearoom in the 1920s. It was restored to its rustic roots in 1961. Buy a bag of freshly milled organic corn and try out the johnnycake recipe when you get home.

On Shawme Duck Pond.

Categories: See & Do: Historical |

At A Glance

163 Water Street
Combo ticket available w/ Hoxie House.
Open mid-June to mid-Oct.

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